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UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?


…calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season…

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FAQ - TIRES


…season? * What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? * Why cant I use only two winter tires? * What is the correct load rating for my vehicle? * Where do I find the tire identification numbers? What do they mean? * I don't know my tire size. What should I do? How do you know what tire…

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Performance catergories. What do they mean?


I have had a number of calls asking me to compare tires from different categories. Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position as quiet as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity? Which one has better traction? Tire Rack has set up these performance categories to help you decide what tires to look at based…

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FAQ - GIFT CERTIFICATES


…secure? * Will my order be checked for accuracy? * What does it mean when an item is on backorder? * What method of payment is preferred for an international order? * How does ordering from Tire Rack work? * Why did I receive only part of my order? * How do I check the credit status for returned merchandise?…

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FAQ - WHEELS


…when I purchase new wheels? * How do you know what wheel fits my vehicle? * What is the purpose of centering rings? Are they required? * What does offset mean? How does it relate to backspacing? * Why do I need to re-torque the lug hardware on new wheels? * What happens if I dont buy Tire Pressure…

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FAQ - BRAKES


…dust? * What are glazed pads? * Is there such a thing as a dust-free brake pad? * Can I install new brake pads with my old brake rotors? * What are brake pad bed-in procedures? * Why are my brakes wearing unevenly? * What is brake pad bedding-in and why do I need to do it with new pads? * What are some…

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FAQ - SUSPENSION


…which way the springs are installed? * Whats the difference between a standard adjustable and an externally adjustable damper? * What is the difference between a shock and a strut? * How do I know if my vehicle needs new shocks or struts? * What is alignment? * What are adjustable dampers? * How much will…

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Great tire...or great tire for the money?


…there are a number of tires that I would suggest as good "value" oriented options. The Yokohama Avid TRZ, the General Altimax HP, the Firestone Destination LE, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, General Grabber HTS, these are a few of the value standouts. What do you get when…

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(PDF Document: trhp_24MonthRHP_Cert.pdf)


…a claim number before replacing a damaged tire. 4. Furnish such information as may be required. 5. Payment of all expenses and costs incurred when repairing or replacing an Eligible Tire and submission of claim for reimbursement to the Administrator. TR-IRHP-WR 2 rev. 0914 WHAT YOU MUST DO TO MAKE A…

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Dashing through the snow!


…least try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall, maybe…

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Tire Test Results : Bridgestone DriveGuard a Smoother-Riding Run-Flat Tire


…any other tire. The difference is run-flat tires rely on careful engineering to carry the load when there isn't enough air pressure to do the job. We've all seen what happens to a conventional tire without air - squished sidewall. Run-flat tires have special rubber reinforcement in the sidewalls that…

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How Does Speed Rating Affect My Tire Choice?


How does speed rating affect my tire choice? What does the number and letter mean after the tire size? Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless and studdable winter / snow tires R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. light truck tires S 112 mph 180 km/h Family sedans and vans T 118 mph 190 km/h Family sedans and vans H 130 mph…

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